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Three Impressionist Paintings by Florence Morrison

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Fishing with Canvas, 1963, photo © Alan N. Shapiro

As if Santiago of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea had gone out again for priceless discoveries, but this time with a group of friends.

Savage Photosynthesis, 1959, photo © Alan N. Shapiro

The singularity of this painting is striking, yet it also reminds me of work products from Van Gogh’s period in Arles.

Central Park Manhattan: Bridge, Tower and Façade, 1964, photo © Alan N. Shapiro

Notice the exact synchronicity between the principal objects (and their coordination) in this remarkable painting and those recorded in the second-to-last photo (#23) in the photo-essay below about the Venetian hotel-casino in Las Vegas.

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